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Introducing Louis Berry, the Liverpudlian singer songwriter who's emotive and honest lyrics will tug at your heart strings this afternoon.

Following on from a successful year with his single '4.5' championed by Zane Lowe, Louis instantly became one of the UK's most hyped newcomers, and it's not hard to see why. His new single "Laurie" is a raw and touching track with sentimental lyrics that truly get under your skin.

Enjoy the soothing sounds of "Laurie" below:

Words: Corrie Parris

 

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British rockers Band of Skulls have revealed their new album titled By Default, and announced lead single "Killer".

Premiered on Radio 1 by Annie Mac earlier this week, the soaring single is a triumphant return from the Southampton three piece.

The new album produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) is described as a "new era". Guitarist Russell Marsden says: "The first three records were like a trilogy, a piece of work in of themselves. We wanted to do those things, and we did them all. We took a breath, took a look at what we’d done, and started from scratch again.”

Listen to "Killer" below:

Words: Corrie Parris

more news on the radio 1 breakfast show shake up

It was announced earlier this year that Chris Moyles was stepping down from his Radio 1 Breakfast show to make room for Nick Grimshaw and today some more details of the shake up have been revealed.

Finally Radio 1 bosses have seen sense and have announced that Grimshaw or 'Grimmy' as he so likes to be known will be playing more music than Moyles ever did. Up to 10 tracks an hour apparently which is nearly double what listeners are getting now.

Kicking off his first show on 24th September Grimmy will also be the main man on the show with the new breakfast show featuring way less from the DJs production team. Currently Moyle's team contribute to the show nearly as much as he is but for Grimmy he'll very much be in the driving seat.

And of course just like every other brand and media outlet at the moment the new show will be even more driven by social media with listeners asked to share comments, questions and music with the show via Twitter and Facebook.

While we've never been the biggest fans of Grimshaw's TV presenting we've always quite liked him on the radio so we're keeping everything crossed here that he can do a decent job. One thing's for sure though, it'll be great to hear more music and a bit less mindless chatter over our Coco Pops in the morning.

Now who do we have to speak to about getting rid of Fearne Cotton...

the killers to play free london gigAre you a fan of The Killers? Well you might be interested to know that they're planning on playing a free gig in September at the HMV Forum.

The one-off gig will take place on 10th September and will be broadcast live on Radio 1 in celebration of their new album Battle Born. And while the idea is to obviously debut the new tracks they'll definitely be playing some of their better known hits too.

It's been four years since we heard any new material from The Killers who's last album Day & Age was released in 2008. However if you were expecting the new tracks to be anything like the old stuff you may be disappointed. Talking in an interview recently lead singer Brandon Flowers said that until now they'd been hiding their real sound but apparently the band are now finally ready to show their real sound to the world.

If you want to be at the gig you'll need to tune into Radio 1 as they'll be giving away the tickets to competition winners.

 

Radio presenter and TV personality Nick Grimshaw is set to takeover from Chris Moyles for BBC Radio 1's Breakfast slot.

Chris Moyles made the announcement on air this morning which soon got Radio 1 trending on twitter however the broadcaster is not leaving straight away and will still remain a fixture of morning radio until September.

The DJ is currently Radio 1's longest-serving breakfast host and will be replaced by the 27 year old Grimshaw. There has been comment recently that the Radio station needs to attract a younger audience with the BBC Trust mentioning in June that it wanted to target listeners under the age of 30.

Grimshaw or "Grimmers" as he is known to many, started out on student radio at Liverpool University and has been with BBC radio since 2007. The personality is also known for hosting Channel 4's The Album Chart Show and other youth centric broadcasting on E4 Music.

Image: The Guardian